The 152nd session of WHO’s Executive Board is being held from January 30 to February 7. On the agenda are crucial issues such as progress towards Universal Health Coverage, equitable access to diagnostics and therapeutics, and nutrition
The global monkeypox outbreak was not contained and vaccines were not adequately distributed. Instead, a handful of high-income countries dictated the health of the globe.
From 1970 onwards, sporadic monkeypox outbreaks have occurred in Central and West Africa which have been constantly ignored by Western countries as well as mainstream media.
The West cannot keep infectious diseases out any more than claim victory over them. Microbes evolve and strike back unless sporadic outbreaks are tackled wherever they occur